Philippe Lesage’s haunting narrative debut introduces young Felix (Édouard Tremblay-Grenier), a ten-year-old finishing the school year in his quiet town; meanwhile a series of kidnappings targeting young boys casts a threatening atmosphere across Montreal. Sensitive with a vivid imagination, Felix projects his childhood anxieties against the much more disturbing real world around him. Lesage paces Les Démons deliberately, creating a sense of symmetry around the intimate joys and quietly brutal exchanges between the young protagonist and his suburban coterie. Felix’s story continues, unexpectedly, in the writer-director’s subsequent feature, Genèse. A Film Movement release.


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